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dUKE
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:06 pm    Post subject: Official Worst Video Game Names Thread Reply with quote



Got a (least) favorite? Know one that we missed? Post 'em here!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was a great list, however I think Battletoads and Syphon Filter should have been on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How could you possibly forget "Snakes on a Plane: The Official Video Game of the Movie". So what if it doesn't exist! ...Yet. Because, you know how those guys are with games based on movies! They're all over the place! Am I right or what?!? Gosh darn I'm great!

Anyways that was a pretty funny list, and I think "Irritating Stick" is the worst name for anything ever made ever. Only two games come to mind for me:

-Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
-Viewtiful Joe

Both of them were great games but their names were a bit out of wack.

(I apoligize for adding yet another "Snakes on a Plane" joke to the internet and donotmaimmeplz.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sinistar? Does that ring a bell. Or how about Galaga?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't have a problem with the list, i'm just amazed you guys were able to compile a list of 50 worst video game names and still be coherent, some of them were terrible!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guilty Gear X2 #Reload: The Midnight Carnival

Just imagine the look on the clerks face when I asked for this game.

"Street Fighter 2?"
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Tomba! 2 - The Evil Swine Return

Evil swine?


*No Fear Downhill Mountain Bike Racing

No fear, isn't that like totally like supercool?



* World's Scariest Police Chases

Sounds like a cheap TV-program.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

World's Scariest Police Chases was a TV show.

The best omission I've heard so far is Big Mutha Truckers. I'm sad we missed that one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GiftedMonkey wrote:
I thought it was a great list, however I think Battletoads and Syphon Filter should have been on it.


Dude, Syphon Filter was a kick ass name and there's nothing wrong with Battletoads. Because they are toads that er...battle...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone hates Shaq Fu.

I also like the name Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings. Hehe.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about that game Run Like Hell?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about 'hang on GP '95?


or how about "Bugs Bunny in Crazy Castle 4"
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kept waiting to see it on the list, but it never showed up. I don't see how it could have been overlooked! I'm talking about...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's not a game. But what about Nintendo's Wii?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Battle Arena Toshinden - What the fuck is a toshinden?
Ranma 1/2 - Is it Ranma Half or Ranma 1/2?
Final Fantasy - Its a Final Fantasy but there are over 15 of them, not so Final to me
Super Mario Brothers - So is Luigi's name Luigi Mario and Mario's name Mario Mario?
Legend of Zelda - Shouldnt it be the legend of Link? Zelda is just the princess, not much to her legend
Street Fighter 2010 - No street fighting in this one
Final Fight - like final fantasy. if its more than one, not so final

and also any of those stupid Japanese RPG titles like Shin Mei something saga.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my personal fav was Twin Eagle: Revenge Joe's Brother and the statements about it Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DX - Ball

Dont really need to include anything else, but the game basically revolved aroung a little bouncy ball and a long stick used for bouncing the bouncy ball bouncing into the little explodey boxes which sent the bouncy ball bouncing into the stick, which in turn bounce the bouncy ball back into the boxes. Boring. Yes - 8 bounces in 1 sentence
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just came to check out the site and check the new look on the forums. Haven't posted here forever. However I see that you guys haven't lost your great writing skils to the dark side. Good Jobs mates. I love reading your articles.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any Disney movie turned into a game.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rregan00 wrote:
Super Mario Brothers - So is Luigi's name Luigi Mario and Mario's name Mario Mario?.


Duh...
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